Local News

  • Garden detectives solve plant problems

    University of Illinois Extension DeKalb County Master Gardeners offer a free service answering gardeners’ questions at the Horticulture Help Desk. The ...
    April 14, 2014 - 5:51 pm
  • Insiders’ look at Huskies

    DeKALB – Ever wonder what it’s like to play on an NFL team? Want to hear what goes into putting together a college football game plan? Want to get tog ...
    April 14, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • Grieving parents use painful story to reach out

    Jill and Brad Caldwell of Sycamore were like most young couples. When Jill got pregnant, they wanted the whole world to know.
    April 14, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • Bench honors boy killed in crash

    SYCAMORE – As the sun set over Sycamore Lake Rotary Park, Tonda Ranken ran her fingers over a picture of her 11-year-old son, Matthew, who was killed ...
    April 14, 2014 - 5:46 pm
  • The force is strong at DeKalb library

    April 15, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Genoa blindsided by Amtrak line decision

    GENOA – Genoa officials were outraged to learn that the return of a passenger rail service to Rockford no longer includes a stop in their city.
    April 14, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • Sycamore hydrant flushing schedule

    SYCAMORE – The city of Sycamore Water Department will flush fire hydrants between April 14 and 25.Al ...
    April 11, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • 5 things to do this weekend

    1.  Bunny time – Start with Breakfast With the Bunny from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Cortland Lions shelter, 70 S. Llanos St. Cost is $12 per family ...
    April 11, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Shakespearean comedy set on a college campus

    DeKALB – “One would think that Shakespeare had the college audience in mind when developing ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost,’ a play about young adults torn bet ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Vodden joins Genoa bank

    GENOA – Heartland Bank and Trust Company has added Karen Vodden as trust officer to its asset management and trust services team. Based in Genoa, Vodd ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Public Health Week focused on awareness, prevention

    “Public Health: Start Here” is the theme of National Public Health Week 2014, an initiative of the American Public Health Association supported by the ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Scary experience inspires ambulance lesson

    KIRKLAND — Cub Scout Pack 82 visited the Kirkland Fire Department for a recent pack meeting. However, instead of learning about the big red fire truck ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Jazz ensemble bids director farewell

    DeKALB – The nationally renowned NIU Jazz Ensemble will bid farewell to director Ron Carter in a special concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Speaker tells women: get out of your way

    SYCAMORE – Women will learn to stop standing in their own way at the Kishwaukee Women’s Network luncheon on Thursday, April 17.
    April 8, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Penguin Project 2014 kick off meetings scheduled

    Children's Community Theatre's Penguin Project will kick off its 2014 production of "Aladdin" with organizational meetings April 13 and 14.
    April 8, 2014 - 10:42 am
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